INDIA DEAF EXPO2012: An Conference on Innovative Technologies , Sign Language Awareness and Education for the prosperity of the Deaf were conducted from : 29th to 30th December 2012 at Mumbai ,
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: India has about 40 million DEAF people. Yet, little is being done for Education, Employment and Rights of this huge Population. The public has little or no information about Deafness. First expo & conference at Coimbatore 2007 and Second step at New Delhi also As a third step in this effort at Mumbai, we are calling an International Conference with the main purpose of educating the public and maintaining the awareness about the Deaf Culture.
There has been a major advance in Technology that can help Deaf people in Education and Rehabilitation. The Deaf Expo is also offering this rich opportunity for Educators, Inventors and Businessmen to showcase their products in the Exhibitions. In addition to making their product available to consumers, they will be above to learn about other products and share Technology and related information.
We were also provided deaf entertainments 5 min each break after sessions. Leading Deaf artists and Performers will provide rich cultural programs including mime, drama, dance, movies and others – all related to deaf and Deaf.
INDIA DEAF EXPO 2012: Conducted to organized by DEAF LEADERS (Deaf Empowerment Activities For Literacy Education Accessible Development, Employment, Rehabilitation & Sports), Coimbatore and hosts by India Deaf Society, Mumbai.
INAUGURAL DAY FUNCTION: Chief Guest Address by: Mr. Prahlad Kakar , AD Guru & Filmmaker , Mumbai , In presence of : Prakash Didwania , Director, Viraj Impex Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Mr. R. Rangasayee, Director, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai and Mr. Darwin Bose, Program Officer, CBM South Asia Regional Office, Bangalore also Special invitee by Dr.Madan Vasishta, Chief Advisor of Indian Sign Language Research Training Centre & Professor, Gallaudent University, USA, Mr. Alok Kejriwal, Chairman of India Deaf Expo 2012 has welcome address and Vote of thanks by K. Murali, Director of DEAF LEADERS.
A) SESSIONS TOPICS THE FOLLOWS: ( Sessions 7 & 15 lectures)
SESSION 1: EMPOWERMENT FOR THE DEAF
v “AUDISM” – Mr. Vijay Advani, Professor of American Sign Language, Communication and Humanities Division, Collin Collage , USA.
Conclude: India deaf people most upliftment the education.
v “DISABLED PEOPLE’S ORGANISATIONS (DPO) : STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE” – K. Murali, Director of DEAF LEADERS, Coimbatore .
Conclude: Equal with Hearing with Deaf people and strategies new policy most change for DPO .
v “The Life of a Successfully Deaf businessman. An Example to follow” – Mr. Roshan Jain, Chairman and Managing Director of Orjet Intermediates Pvt Ltd, Ahmadabad.
Conclude: Deaf can doing empowerment of business and example film show on his life successfully.
SESSION 2: DEAF WOMEN RIGHTS
v “Empowering Women for a better tomorrow!”- Mrs. Uma Kapoor , General Secretary- Delhi Foundation of Deaf Women, New Delhi .
Conclude: Deaf Women should active doing better tomorrow.
v “NAD’S Deaf Women Leadership” – Mrs. Geeta Sharma, National Association of the Deaf, New Delhi.
Conclude: NAD’s Deaf women have successfully as leadership and effect other women must change as empowerment.
SESSION 3: DEAF EXPLORATION
v “Sign Language Attitudes in Adamorobe” – Dr. Annelies Kusters , Mumbai
Conclude: Sign Language strength to communication.
v “ World Traveller – Culture and Sign Language” – Ms. Reita Bansal, United Kingdom.
Conclude: Respects mother language of Sign Language and Culture in world.
SESSION 4: DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DEAF
v “Independent Living for persons with Deaf- Blindness: An Account of life experience” – Mr. Zamir Dhole, Sense International ( India)
Conclude: Deaf – Blindness‘s skill to independent living.
v Creating newer and more employment opportunities for Deaf in Corporate India” – Mrs. Radhika Agarwal, V- Shesh, Mumbai
Conclude: Deaf people more than 300 approx to joined MNC and private bank in India successfully.
SESSION 5: DEAF EDUCATION
v “The Advantages of Bilingualism for the Deaf Child” – Dr. Gaurav Mathur , Gallaudet University, Washingtion DC, USA
v “Sign Language and Bilingualism in Deaf Education” –Dr. Dilip Deshmukh, Deaf Foundation, Ichalkaranji, India .
SESSION 6: SIGN LANGUAGE
v “Building Indian Sign Language Corpus” – Mr. Amaresh Gopalakrishnan
v The relationship between a Sign Language Interpreter and a Deaf Individual – Ms. V.N. Renuka, Social Entrepreneur, Sign Language Interpreter/ Profesional Research Scholar, Coimbatore
SESSION 7: TECHNOLOGY FOR THE DEAF
v “Captioning & ISL as Accessibility tools of Universal Design in Advertisement and its effect on Hearing and Deaf persons” – Dr. P.J. Mathew Martin, Ext. Ser. Asst. ( Mass Media), Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Impaired, Mumbai
v “E-learning for the Deaf” – Mr. Rajesh Ketkar, Assistant Director of Ishara Foundation , Vadodara.
B) Entertainment the follow
v Special two events of Mr. John Maucere , as Actor from USA to comedy show about Deaf Culture and equal with hearing people .
v Mr. Bilan Khan as Special Actor on Air India welcome and Chappell Carlin also Ghost dramas were very greatest.
v Deaf Entertainment team were movie, drama & dance show about making positive for Deaf people.
C) Exhibition ( Total 21 stalls)
v 4 Corporate Stalls of Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, USA, for Enrollment and University for the Deaf, India Sign Language Research & Training Centre, New Delhi for sign language book materials , Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai for awareness materials and Information on services for the Deaf & Maharashtra Tourism DC, Government of Maharashtra , Mumbai for information on tourism
v Deaf Organizations 3 stalls and deaf individual Business 14 stalls for deaf rights, spiritual movies on DVD, Fine arts, Chocolate & Jewellery also etc.
NO. OF REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS: 1,000 (INCLUDING FOREIGNERS: 30, OFFICIALS: 25, PROFESSIONALISTS & TECHNICIANS: 15, INTERPETERS: 10, and VOLUNTEERS: 30)
All arrangements including Breakfast, Tea & Snack , Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner, Stationeries, pen, pad, Gifts, Mementos, Certificates, Kit Bags, ID cards, Professionalism & Interpreters TA/DA and all other expenses are met by the Organising Committee of India Deaf Expo.
Major Sponsorship: Archana Ampoules Pvt Ltd, Didwania (Ratanlal) Charitable Trust, TAANZ, CBM, Jai Corp Ltd, Om Metals infra projects Ltd and many companies for other sponsor and advertisement the souvenir, also hotel sponsor by ITC & Travel by Akbar Group for John Maucere from USA as special entertainment program.
Media and Press: Precept profile, Mumbai.
K.MURALI, Aqil Chinoy Ivan Almeido
Chief Co-Ordinator , President Organizing Secretary
India Deaf Expo. India Deaf Expo India Deaf Expo &
& Director, DEAF LEADERS President of IDS